PUTTING THE “T” IN LGBT HIV FUNDING: MATCHING FUNDER RESPONSE TO COMMUNITY NEEDS
Although funding for projects focused on transgender communities has increased over the past several years, it still only represents roughly two cents of every philanthropic dollar in the US. This is true at a time when alarmingly disproportionate rates of HIV, violence and economic insecurity are experienced by transgendered individuals both within the US and around the globe. There is a clear gap between community needs for resourcing and a collective funder response. In partnership with Funders for LGBTQ Issues (FLGBTQI), and the Global Philanthropy Project (GPP), FCAA convened a meeting designed to give funders access to critical data on needs and funding trends, barriers and opportunities for future funding and ideas and models for best practices moving forward.